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What do you think about "fifty Shades of Gray"?

Discussion in 'Romance Books' started by Doncremosito, Feb 10, 2013.

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┬┐Do you like this book?

  1. yes

    60.0%
  2. no

    33.3%
  3. i didnt listen about it. because i live in a cave.

    6.7%
  1. Doncremosito

    Doncremosito New Member

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    I am reading this book and a i'd like to know what do you think about it
    I read that there' going to be a movie.

    Who're going to be the actors?

    :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:


    In my opinion
    :star5:
     
  2. Alix

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    I hear Steve Buscemi is being cast as Mr Grey.
     
  4. Doncremosito

    Doncremosito New Member

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    hahaha

    You must be joking xD really? bot no like gray isnt it?
     
  5. eclair

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    Really. No jokes, I'm perfectly serial.
     
  6. Doncremosito

    Doncremosito New Member

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    But not like Gray isnt it?
     
  7. PaigeS9551

    PaigeS9551 New Member

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    I'd prefer Ian Somerhalder.

    The book is poorly written, but hats off to E.L. James for producing a smash hit book.
    I imagine the film being just a large screen porno without the close ups.
     
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    JanelB. New Member

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    Never read it....been meaning to pick up a copy but always forget or get enticed by another book in the store.
     
  9. Eva

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    I just got a cookbook called Fifty Shades of Chicken.


    Yes, really.
     
  10. Eva

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    Hmm, I removed the automatic link for "fifty shades" three times. Please ignore it.
     
  11. katniss 119

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    Poor writing. I knew before I got into it that it was supposed to be repetitive, but...jeez! I suggest reading "Bared to you" by Sylvia Day instead. It's very similar just better writing. It's almost like she read 50 Shades and decided to re-write it just about 100 times better...at least in my opinion.
     
  12. Peder

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    Just might do that! I didn't know there was "better" and "worse" in the genre.
     
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    Whoah!

    Welcome back, Eva. :buttrock:
     
  14. MrsRobertson

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    Personally, I thought these books were hard to get through. I think E.L. had a great PR agent and lots of friends to hype it up. Old Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown Mystery/Romance novels have better plots. I had so many friends tell me that this book "saved" their marriage! WHAT? I told them to pick up Kamasutra!
     
  15. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

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    So, the beat goes on. I think the number of people who have heard about the book -- like almost everybody -- far exceeds the so-called hype.
    Why blame popularity on hype? The book was a phenomenon that took off, for reasons of its own. IMHO of course. :)
     
  16. Meadow337

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    It's hard I think to totally separate the two. Would it have been a success without the hype? And the success creates its own hype ...
     
  17. Peder

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    I must be the only person in the world who doesn't know what hype is. Either that, or I haven't seen any of the hype for 50 Shades that people allege there was.

    Anyone care to describe the organized hype that they have personally seen or heard for 50 Shades? And that it was more than for any other book?

    Personally I would prefer that the word "hype" be left of discussions of the book, and that actual facts be discussed instead. Everyone has opinions, and undefined words are not going to change anyone's mind. They will only increase the fog.

    PS To me Bared to You was inferior by comparison.
     
  18. Meadow337

    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    hype.- A fad. A clever marketing strategy which a product is advertized as the thing everyone must have, to the point where people begin to feel they need to consume it. (or in this case read it)

    The "hype" around 50 Shades was the S & M aspect, it generated a lot of discussion, with people then reading the book to see what all the fuss was about, then they said 'have you read it because ...' and then more people read it to see what the fuss was about. Once the advertising people start the ball rolling it becomes self perpetuating - see here we are discussing it.

    If every one shrugged and said 'so what', or focused on the actual quality of the prose etc I'm sure it would have died a natural death rather rapidly.
     
  19. Peder

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    Well that's an interesting definition of hype, different than I would have thought. Thank you. I'll think about it.

    But I had the impression that the word-of-mouth buildup for 50 Shades began while it was still in fanfic stage online, before it was ever presented for publication.
     
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    I thought hype was merely shorthand for hyperbole.
     

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